Anna Moser

b. 1989, USA. Lives and works in West Sussex, UK

Anna Moser received a BA in Art and Literature from Yale University in 2011, an MPhil in Criticism and Culture from Cambridge University in 2012, and a doctorate in English from New York University in 2020. Anna’s paintings and collages take the form of small-scale abstractions that flirt with references to landscape. 

“I am interested in the limits of recognition and understanding, and the yearning to transcend these limits – a tension that the horizon symbolizes throughout history. The horizon always recedes from vision; it is a lure, but also a prohibition — a figure for desire, which I paint towards. Desire produces a tension, a gap between reality and ideality. I aim to mine this interval in my work, unsettling the refined aesthetic of minimalism with unevenness, awkwardness, asymmetry, and play. Color is central to this endeavor. I am interested especially in how color signifies sociologically: pink, so we are told, means femininity, red is for anger and passion, greys and browns suggest melancholy, yellow is optimistic. My work tries to unlearn these associations, to make productive misalignments.”

Anna Moser

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2021 – Art in the Yard: Women Artists Breaking Out, Larchmont, NY, curated by Brooke Molinari [forthcoming in June]
  • 2016 – Monopoles, Ugly Duck, London, curated by Yates Norton and Emma Stirling
  • 2015 – ATMOSPHERE, Roof Books, New York, NY, curated by Yates Norton and Emma Stirling
  • 2014 – Light Soluble Mediums, The Picture Show, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Ada Smailbegović and Rachael Wilson 
  • 2016 – The White Castle Presents: New York, Lately – Volume II, The White Castle, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Emily Kloppenburg
  • 2013 – Talk Between Nudes, Page 22, New York, NY
  • 2013  – The White Castle Presents: Volume I, The White Castle, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Emily Kloppenburg
  • 2012 – Undergraduate Work from the Yale School of Art, Yale College Dean’s Office, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 2011 – Senior Thesis Exhibition, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 2010 – Norfolk Works, Yale College Dean’s Office, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Education

  • 2020 – Ph.D. English Literature, New York University
  • 2012 – M.Phil. English Studies: Criticism and Culture, Cambridge University
  • 2011 – B.A. Literature and Art, Yale University

Awards & Residencies

  • 2017 – NYU English Department Project Development Grant to fund publication of Feminist Temporalities journal, New York University
  • 2010 – Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust Fellowship to attend Yale Norfolk School of Art

Press & Publications

  • 2017 – Feminist Temporalities, PELT vol. 4. Designer and co-editor with Ada Smailbegović. Published by the Organism for Poetic Research, New York, NY.
  • 2016 – Re: Theory, A Sunday. Designer and co-editor with Rachael Wilson. Published by the Organism for Poetic Research, New York, NY.
  • 2014 – “Deleuze, Lucretius, and the Simulacrum” (text and watercolor images). PELT vol. 3, Sci-Pulp Poetics. Published by the Organism for Poetic Research, New York, NY.

Collections

Yale University, New Haven; Private Collections.

Works by Anna Moser

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